Rosemary Varney


A Memorial of Memories

        Peter Varney, Rosemary's husband from 1992, wrote this note on February 8, 2000:  "Peter thanks all concerned for their messages of condolence for his great loss and appreciations of the loving qualities of Rosemary.  She had great love for, and was wonderfully empathetic with all she met, and this has been widely remarked.  My thanks and blessing to you all."

      On April 15, 2001, less than fifteen monthls later, Peter Varney himself died.  

Rosemary Varney, born Rosemary Wilson (on June 2, 1923), and from 1949 to 1992, Rosemary Zorza, died suddenly and peacefully on January 31, 2000.

Her husband, Peter Varney,  died equally suddenly and and peacefully on April 15, 2001.

Our memories of the two, of their honesty, insight and compassion, but above all of the joy they brought each other, are entwined for ever.


Memorial donations to Sobell House (the hospice at which Rosemary's daughter Jane died)
may be sent to:

P.L. Barrett , 81 Ock St., Abingdon, OX14 58G, UK

Click Here for Rosemary's Obituary which appeared in the Guardian of February 22, 2000 and the Toronto Globe and Mail of February 28

Click Here or on the Photos above for a Gallery of Memories

Click Here for Memories and Reminiscences including from the Memorial Service on February 15, 2000

Click Here for A Way to Die, Rosemary's co-authored book on the death of her daughter in Sobell Hospice

Click Here for More Information about Sobell House, But Please make Donations as Described Above.

Click Here for the Home Page of Richard and Joan Zorza, Rosemary Varney's son and daughter-in-law

If you Have Photos or Reminiscences of Rosemary, Please Scan Photos, and

send reminiscences and/or photos to us electronically at

So we can Include Them in our Memorial Gallery

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Site Updated February 1, 2000